Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Match of the Week: Arn Anderson/Tully Blanchard vs Demolition (WWF Saturday Night Main Event (7/29/89)

Match of the Week: Brain Busters vs Demolition (WWF Saturday Night Main Event 7/29/89)
A mainstay of NWA, Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard ventured up north into WWF getting paired with Bobby "the Brain" Heenan and immediately liven up tag team scene for a year. They reached the pinnacle of WWF tag team division in this match.

At the previous WWE Saturday Night Main Event they took on tag team champions, Demolition, which they won in disqualification. On this SNME show they had a rematch in 2-out-of-3 falls match.

Brain Busters tries to out-wrestle Demolition using various double team moves and cheating measures. Demolition returned fire with their smash-mouth brawling. Demolition takes the first fall after Smash hits a hotshot on Arn Anderson. Second fall came when Demolition gets disqualified for excessive double teaming. During that time the late Andre the Giant showed up. Final fall came when Bobby Heenan distracted the ref just for Andre the Giant to slide a chair to Tully. He clobbered Smash with it and Arn pinned him to take WWF tag team titles ending Demolition 17 month long tag team title reign. The Heenan Family celebrates with another set of titles.

Arn and Tully WWF tag title reign last for over 4 months before dropping it back to Demolition. They were on their way back to NWA/WCW when this happened. Tully gets fired from WWF after failing drug test. Word of failed test gets back to NWA/WCW who didn't want him back. Arn returned and stayed to the end when WWF bought them out. Tully, with his career in shambles, turned to ministry and preaches on the word of God. His daughter Tessa went on become a wrestler.

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